Saturday, March 21, 2009

It's TWILIGHT time in the ELEVENTH HOUR!

Just watched TWILIGHT and it was AWESOME! I loved the books, yep, I've already bought and read all of them, at least twice each so far, and probably will start over reading them again soon. But I digress, my ADD meds wore off a few hours ago, so bear with me here (hmm, bare or bear, don't remember and spell check won't catch it, oh well). Where was I, oh yea, the movie was great and I thought they did a good job bringing the book to the big screen.

Bella is one character I can identify with pretty well. She's a Virgo like me, so we have that worry about everyone and everything that they may think about us sort of thing going on. Ya know, when Edward tells her he's taking her to his house to meet the rest of his family and instead of being worried about being in a house full of vampires , who might try to drink her blood, kill her that sort of thing, she is worried if they will find her acceptable enough for Edward.

Not that I would ever find myself in a house full of vampires (I've worked in a nest of harpies, that counts, right?), but I do worry what people think of me, really hard for me to tell sometimes, same as Bella. And she and I always seem to be kind of clumsy, pale when we should have a tan (I live in West Texas and finally had some rain after a 6 month drought so lots of sun to tan in out here!) and there are times we both feel like we just don't ever quite fit in anywhere. Yep, I can relate to Bella.

Oh, yea, speaking of relating to characters, anybody out there watch ELEVENTH HOUR? It comes on after CSI (the original, and isn't Lawrence Fishbourne great, now I really miss the Gill Grissom character, but Lawrence's character is pretty cool and brings a new twist to things, oops, I went off on another tangent again, sorry). I finally realized why I like the show so much, the Dr. Hood character seems to have ADD! It finally hit me a couple weeks ago, the way he acts, the way he impulsively blurts things out, how he gets distracted, and how he can be so super focused on something he loses track of time and has to be brought back to reality by someone, usually by his FBI agent"handler". All of which are symptoms of Adult ADD.

See, adults just don't have the same amount of energy as kids, so the "hyperactive" part of us is usually our brains. He shows this all the time on the show, how he can be talking with someone about one thing and then that will trigger a memory about something else and then he'll just stop the conversation, blurt out something totally unrelated to the current conversation, and then hurry off (there's the impulsive, thing), leaving people wondering what that was all about.

I admit there are times I've done almost exactly that, but I tend to restrain myself from walking off, but that doesn't stop my brain hurrying off on that new train of thought. Boy, things can get a little awkward sometimes for me and for Dr. Hood. So, if you watch the show, or don't and get a chance to, watch Dr. Hood and how he acts, thinks, etc. and you will get an idea of how some adults with ADD are, maybe you might recognize some of my own actions and things I do, quirks, that sort of thing. Let me know what ya think!

Oh, well, it's getting late, been a long day, and lots of stuff to do tomorrow. Have to finish some of those projects that are still unfinished from Spring Break when SOMEONE ELSE (who was on vacation and had put off all those projects so he could do them over his vacation) was supposed to do them. For more info. on that, see my previous post on Pet Peeves. Anyway, time for me and little Oscar to go to bed, he's snuggled up here on the couch with me, barking in his sleep. He's so CUTE!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Paddy's!

First, I hope everyone has a very Happy St. Patrick's Day and since my hubbie's family is Irish, well, we won't be doing anything special for the day. My family is descended from the Scots, English, and throw in a little Native American, so, since we've been in Texas for the last couple of generations-we're Texans (notice I didn't say "just" Texans, cause there tain't nothin' "just" 'bout bein' a Texan).

Second, I think it's Pet Peeve day for me. What's your worst Pet Peeve? Mine aren't as bad as they used to be considering I'm a nit-picky, worry wart of a Virgo, but the few I still have REALLY grate on my nerves (I've repressed A LOT of my Virgo tendencies, just so I don't nag everyone to death and get disappointed when things don't get done the way I ask them to, etc., my tongue hurts all the time from having to bite it so much, heh, heh.)

Take for example, people who put things off by saying "I'm on vacation next week, I'll do it then" and then they don't do it. I won't mention names, but someone near and dear to me put off so many projects that way, I don't even know where to start. I tried to tell this person at the beginning of the said vacation that maybe he could do certain projects early in the week since the weather was going to be bad later in the week, but he must not have believed me, cause low and behold, late season cold snap, rain and icky stuff, so the project didn't get done, AND he's back at work, AND HE WON'T HAVE ANOTHER DAY OFF FOR 10 MORE DAYS!

Ok, gotta calm down now, deep breaths, count to 10.... Alright, better now. Let's see, another Pet Peeve is when I have already mentioned to certain people that I have LOTS, I mean TONS of work that I would be more than happy to show said individuals how to do, so that we can cross train and I can get some work actually off my desk and done, I mean, I've already asked them about it a few times, but they are always too busy at that moment, so I tell them just to get with me later, and they never do.

I guess that kind of falls under, people saying that they will do something and they never do sort of thing, kind of like in my first pet peeve. I think I'm seeing a pattern here. Now, I know that I'm not perfect and that I may promise someone I'll do something for them, but with my ADD and the books I've read about things I should do to help me help myself, I write myself lots of notes, so I know I don't forget nearly as much as I used to, but I mean, come on people, I hate to nag, but I don't know what else to do. Guess I'll be going in and working late more often.

Ok, rant over. Anyway, what are your Pet Peeves? From men who don't put the seat back down, to people driving with their blinker on for miles and miles and miles. What gets your blood boiling? Feel free to leave a rant on your worst Pet Peeve in my comments. Til next time!

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